Oak Meadow Give-Away :: $100 Gift Card

Comments are now closed and a winner has been choosen. Congratulations Reverie! You have three days to contact me to claim your prize.

I love the beauty of Oak Meadow's curriculum- lots of nature, storytelling, and crafts, which is so refreshing in contrast to the worksheet-and-throw-away-crafts approach I see a lot of in homeschool curricula. I love the idea of main lesson books, and creating meaningful projects that last. I feel that OM honors the child's time and efforts.

I'd use the gift towards completing my daughter's K curriculum for next fall.

Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Yearning for the educational freedom and flexibility to ​help your children ​explore ​their​ interests, talents, and passions? Oak Meadow’s progressive ​homeschooling curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12 will help...Read more

Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block

Although this is part of our December Applique Blocks, it can be used any time you need a whimsical stocking and you can make it with or without the "cookie". It was made to fit a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. This could easily be turned into an ornament or felt cookies for a wee one's pretend kitchen.

The December Applique Blocks can be found HERE.

The Pattern for the Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block can be found HERE

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found ...Read more

December Applique Blocks

Over the years Michelle and I have done many projects that actually haven't wound up on Wee Folk Art. Usually, we just get too busy to worry about our cameras or sometimes we've had other plans for our projects, and we haven't included them on the blog. One of these projects is a collection of appliques for each month. We have now decided to share them on Wee Folk Art and eventually put them all together as a collection. Last month we share our October Applique Blocks. We decided to skip our November Blocks and go straight to our December Applique Blocks. It gets so hectic around the holidays we thought it might be useful to get these blocks up now if you wanted to use them for any December projects. 

Our December Applique Blocks are a collection of gingerbread cookies that look good enough to eat! Besides using them as actual appliques, we thought they would make beautiful Christmas ornaments or could be turned into felt cookies for a wee one's play kitchen.

Last year we shared our Gingerbread Man Applique. Over the next few weeks we will share the...Read more

Abandoning Projects

There was a time when I held the belief, "If you start a book, you finish a book". I'm sure this came from 18 years of schooling when teachers and professors picked books for me to read, and, if I wanted to do well in school, I had to read the selections even if I thought the books were rubbish. This was closely followed by years of belonging to book clubs where I read the books other people suggested. You would hear comments like, "I know it's long and tedious, but the end will make you glad you read it." So, not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings, I diligently read through books even if I thought they were rubbish.

Eventually, my philosophy on reading changed. Two major notions brought about this change. First, life is short. Second, there are more wonderful books out there than I could make my way through in 10 lifetimes! Conclusion... I now only read books that I enjoy cover to cover. Does that mean I think every book I read is fantastic? Of course not. There are books I read that I wouldn't recommend to my friends, others that are certainly...Read more

Meet Our Sponsors :: November 2014

We would like to take a moment to introduce you all to our awesome sponsors. We invite you to spend a little time this morning and stop by each of their sites, if you haven't had a chance to already. They each offer wonderful products that we know you will enjoy.



A Child’s Dream is a family-operated business with a big heart and commitment to providing outstanding service and quick order turnaround so you can get busy crafting and creating.

We offer irresistible supplies for natural art, crafts, and creative wonder all in one colorful shop. Our collection is Waldorf-inspired and includes an abundant array of 100% wool felt, felting wool and natural fiber doll making supplies including each of Joy's Waldorf Dolls’ doll making patterns and kits along with pretty much everything else you might need to sew soft and natural dolls in the style of your own choosing.

At A Child’s Dream you’ll find a complete assortment of wood peg dolls and all the materials for making the sweet wood...Read more

Nativity Applique Block

I can't believe how quickly time scurries by... Four years ago we shared our Advent Celebration with our readers. It is a four week long program and each week we focused on a different theme: Week 1 - Gift Giving from the Heart, Week 2 - Symbols of Christmas, Week 3 - Celebrating with Family, and Week 4 - Birth of Jesus. I never completely finished Week 4, and I know at this time of year I start getting emails asking me if I would. So, finally, I am finishing our Advent Celebration. If you are interested in checking it out to use with your family, you can read all about it HERE. Over the next week I will make sure all the links work properly and I will finish all the tutorials for Week 4. 

Each week has an applique block that goes along with the week. Today, we are sharing our Nativity Applique Block.  Like all of our appliques, it was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. These year we hope to turn...Read more